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Romney calls for Trump to apologize after Charlottesville comments

“He should address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize,” Mitt Romney said.

Heather Heyer’s mother says she’s ‘not talking to the president’

“You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m not forgiving for that,” the mother of Heather Heyer said.

Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, causes panic, injuries

A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.

Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.

3 arrested after drone drops cellphone, drugs to prison yard

Michigan prison officials say three people have been arrested after trying to use a drone to smuggle a cellphone and drugs into a prison.

Political Notebook

Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

A leading US hospital pulled its annual fund-raiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday, reversing course after initially resisting pressure from health professionals and others.

Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it was reviewing security measures after a suspected car thief drove onto the sprawling complex during a police chase and climbed to the top of a loading crane, dangling over edges and stripping naked before falling to his death.

Top two officers on Navy ship in deadly collision off Japan to be relieved of duties

The Navy plans to relieve the two top officers and the senior enlisted sailor of a destroyer that collided with a freighter in June, killing seven.

Settlement reached in CIA torture case

The settlement involved a lawsuit against two psychologists who helped devise the CIA’s brutal interrogation program.

Trump again makes false claims about Pershing’s treatment of Muslims

Less than three hours after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, the president repeated a false assertion he also made last year.

Removing Confederate monuments is ‘foolish,’ Trump says

President Donald Trump expressed disappointment on Thursday that “beautiful” statues of Confederate leaders were being removed.

Ivanka Trump’s rabbi ‘deeply troubled’ by president’s response to Charlottesville

A head rabbi at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s New York City synagogue denounced President Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

They sang ‘‘God Bless America’’ and the ‘‘Star-Spangled Banner’’ before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem ‘‘We Shall Overcome.’’

Reaction

Trump comments on race open breach with CEOs, military, and GOP

President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday.

Hope Hicks takes interim White House communications role amid search for Scaramucci replacement

Hope Hicks takes interim White House communications role amid search for Scaramucci replacement

Hundreds mourn for Heather Heyer, killed during protest in Charlottesville

Heyer’s mother says the 32-year-old’s death “just magnified her.”

Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fails again in Texas as special session ends

Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fails again in Texas as special session ends

Woman finds her long-lost engagement ring — wrapped around a misshapen carrot

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago is wearing it again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground — on a misshapen carrot.

University of Florida says no to white nationalist event

The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event and his supporters vowed to file a court challenge.

Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds

The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research, bolstering a school of thought that male health in the modern world is at risk, possibly threatening fertility.

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

10 Commandments judge forces runoff in Alabama Senate race

The firebrand jurist rode a tide of anti-establishment sentiment to secure more votes than the incumbent for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

U.S. Coast Guard and military crews searched the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

Baltimore removes four Confederate monuments

Baltimore removes four Confederate monuments

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Federal court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

The ruling comes nearly two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Mourners at service honor Heather Heyer, who was killed at Virginia rally

The grandfather of the woman who was killed in violent protests in Virginia said Wednesday she always wanted fairness, even from a young age.

Former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush speak out after Trump comments

Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a rare joint statement to condemn racism on Wednesday morning.

Military chiefs weigh in after Trump’s Charlottesville comments

High-ranking officials in the Army, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force tweeted late Tuesday and early Wednesday, though none mentioned Trump by name.

Five missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

US Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean for the crewmembers of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise.

Charlottesville to mourn woman killed at rally in memorial

Mourners will gather on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend.

2 sisters in Charlottesville sue far-right leaders over car attack

Two women injured during the right-wing extremist protest filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking damages from the rally’s organizer and more than two dozen leaders, groups and websites affiliated with the self-proclaimed alt-right.

Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his judicial duties, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.

Some corporate chiefs have had enough of Trump

CEO defections from a White House jobs council are another crack in relationships that normally would be strong for a GOP president.

Removal of Confederate statues accelerates after Va. violence

The blowback is similar to that after a 2015 mass shooting in South Carolina by a white supremacist.

Trump threat to Obamacare would send premiums and deficit skyward

Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year, the Congressional Budget Office said.

Trump retweets — then deletes — anti-CNN illustration

The president deleted multiple retweets from his Twitter account Tuesday, including one of a cartoon train running into a person with the CNN logo for a face.

Helicopter involved in Charlottesville crash was involved in previous incident

Helicopter involved in Charlottesville crash was involved in previous incident

Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and offices.

White nationalist groups plan to be ‘more active than ever’

Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations.

How the country reacted to Trump’s latest comments

Reaction was swift to President Trump’s newest remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet

Ohio officials have granted a woman’s request to have President Trump’s mysterious tweeted typo, “covfefe,” on her license plate.

Evan Horowitz | Quick study

A turning point for the far right as Trump is slow to condemn

Charlottesville has become a pivotal moment because a US president hesitated to denounce white extremism.

Alt-right plans its next moves with what it says is a new energy

Some who attended the weekend event in Charlottesville say they’re ready to set their sights on bigger prizes.

N.C. protesters topple 93-year-old Confederate soldier statue

People cheered as the statue, dedicated in 1924, was pulled down but a North Carolina sheriff is working to identify those responsible and charge them.

17 immigrants found locked in rig at Texas truck stop

The truck was found at a gas station in Edinburg, Texas, about 20 miles from the border with Mexico.

New York gets tougher on community center bomb threats

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats against the centers.

Trump blasts white supremacists

President Trump bowed on Monday to overwhelming pressure that he personally condemn white supremacists who incited bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.